Tag: immigration

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Mr. President, do not take farm vote for granted

I know that many people involved in agriculture, myself included, were thrilled to see President Donald Trump take time out of his very busy schedule to visit the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Nashville in January. In that speech, we found out that the President is hearing about and working on so many [...]

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Immigration reform delays hurting agricultural economy

The Partnership for a New American Economy and the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform today released a new report showing how American families are eating more imported fresh produce today than ever before, in substantial part because U.S. fresh produce growers lack enough labor to expand their production and compete with foreign importers. “American consumers [...]

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Groups pushing for immigration reform

The Agriculture Workforce Coalition, the American Farm Bureau Federation, and more than 70 of the largest American agriculture groups joined with the Partnership for a New American Economy to launch #IFarmImmigration, an agriculture campaign to support renewed efforts to enact immigration reform this year. The campaign will stress the agriculture sector’s critical need for immigration [...]

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Ohioan among participants of Immigration Reform Fly-In

Daryl Knipp, a Lindsey, Ohio farmer who normally spends this time of year in a combine, spent part of his week on a plane to Washington, D.C. to push for immigration reform. As Knipp tells Ty Higgins, it seems as though there is too much going on in the Nation’s Capitol to get the ball [...]

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Ohio leaders pushing for immigration reform

On October 28-29, business, faith, and conservative leaders from Ohio will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with key members of the Ohio congressional delegation to discuss the economic imperative of passing meaningful immigration reform this year and urge lawmakers to support bipartisan legislation that will strengthen America’s economy and create jobs. Participants in the [...]

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Vilsack says there will be no farm bill extension

  In an exclusive one on one conversation with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins got the nitty gritty on two major topics waiting on Congress to return from their August recess — Immigration reform and the Farm Bill. With the August recess almost over, many in agriculture are keenly focused on getting things done in Congress [...]

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Ag groups pushing for House immigration reform

The American Farm Bureau Federation and more than 400 leading U.S. businesses and advocacy organizations called on the House to enact immigration reform legislation. The letter, sent today, was signed by a broad cross section of industries that includes agriculture, housing, retail, tourism, hospitality, technology, engineering, manufacturing, finance, venture capital, consumer electronics and others with [...]

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Senate passes immigration reform bill

The Senate approved a comprehensive immigration reform measure by a vote of 68-32 that strengthens the border security apparatus to discourage the flow of illegal immigrants to the U.S. From the standpoint of farm employers, it creates an entirely new visa category for their workers, both current employees, and prospective new employers. This new visa system [...]

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Immigration reform progresses in Senate

After agreeing on a farm bill, the U.S. Senate moved right on tackling the massive issue of immigration reform. The progressed quickly on this important agricultural issue, which is a good sign for progress. “We commend the Senate for deciding today to limit debate on its immigration reform measure, which demonstrates that they want to [...]

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